After conquering the small screen with Glee, creator Ryan Murphy is setting his sight on Hollywood. Deadline reports that heavy-hitters Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Beyonce are set to star in the musical comedy One Hit Wonders.
The story revolves around three singers (Witherspoon, Paltrow, and Diaz) who each had a highly successful song that topped the charts all the way back in the 1990s before watching their careers quickly go downhill from there. The three decide to team up to form a super-group. This is almost too similar to these actresses’ career path!
Mike Fleming also reports that The Lonely Island’s Adam Samberg will also appear in the movie and will write some of the music for the film. Murphy will direct and co-write the script with his Glee co-creators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.
Given the premise and actresses involved, One Hit Wonders could certainly be something to keep an eye on. However, Murphy also wrote and directed Running with Scissors and Eat Pray Love, two films that weren’t received too kindly. It would almost be too funny if this movie fails to succeed given the actresses’ recent career path. (ok… Forgive me for the snarky comment, couldn’t help it!)
What do you think?